Liberty Hill woman accused of beating that sent son to hospital – Austin American-Statesman

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MondayDec30,2019at1:20PM

ROUND ROCK A Liberty Hill woman is accused of causing a head injury to her 6-year-old son and also of beating him over an extended period of time.

Tanya Lopez, 45, was charged with injury to a child, a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Police were notified Dec. 17 that the boy was at McLane Childrens Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple undergoing surgery for an ear injury, according to an affidavit released Monday.

The boy told medical staff and police he had injured his ear falling out of the shower, the affidavit said. It said the staff thought the injury was not accidental but was caused by the boy being hit in the head.

The staff also saw many other injuries on the childs body that were in various states of healing, the affidavit said. Doctors said it appeared as if the child had been struck by a cord, police said.

The boys 8-year-old stepbrother later told police he had seen Lopez make the 6-year-old boy take his clothes off and then beat him with a cell phone cord all over his body on multiple occasions, the affidavit said.

The 6-year-old boy could not tell police how he got the injuries on the rest of his body, according to the affidavit. When police tried to interview Lopez to discuss the injuries to her 6-year-old son, it said, she declined to comment, saying she had contacted her attorney who had advised her not to speak.

Lopez was released from the Williamson County Jail on Friday after posting bail set at $15,000.

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